Articles tagged "Elizabeth Kolbert"
Holy smokes, Henry Holt & Company is 150 this year! (We see your awesome tweets via #Holt150!)
Founded in 1866 by Henry Holt and Frederick Leypoldt, the imprint focused exclusively on publishing translations and textbooks. A fruitful relationship with Robert Frost began in 1915 with the publication of NORTH OF BOSTON, and his books became a mainstay for the company and anchored a prestigious poetry list, with five collections eventually winning the Pulitzer Prize for poetry. By the mid-twentieth century the company boasted a diverse and strong trade list (including children’s books), publishing classics by Norman Mailer, Dee Brown, Toni Morrison, Louise Erdrich, Philip Caputo, Robert Olen Butler, and W. E. B. Dubois, who won two Pulitzer Prizes.
Holtzbrinck (now Macmillan) purchased the company in 1985, and the tradition of award-winning publishing continues into the 21st century, with a list that includes the two-time Man Booker Prize-winner Hilary Mantel, Nobel Prize-winner Herta Müller, and Pulitzer Prize-winners Rick Atkinson and Elizabeth Kolbert. Holt—under the imprints Henry Holt, Metropolitan Books (celebrating its 20th anniversary), and Holt Paperbacks—publishes literary fiction, history, biography, politics, current events, science, psychology, and mysteries and thrillers, by authors such as Bill O’Reilly (the Killing series), Rick Atkinson (The Liberation Trilogy), Paul Auster, Noam Chomsky, Andy Cohen, Barbara Ehrenreich, Atul Gawande, Coretta Scott King, and Elizabeth Warren.
We’re thrilled to celebrate by giving away 5 prize packs of Holt 150 totes full of 5 notable books by Hilary Mantel, Bill O’Reilly, Diane Guerrero, Elizabeth Kolbert, and Susan Faludi to lucky librarians!
To enter the giveaway, simply email Library@MacmillanUSA.com from your professional/library-issued e-mail address (subject: Holt 150) by Friday, September 2. Make sure to include your library’s mailing address to be placed in the random drawing.*
UPDATE 9/7/16: This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to our winners:
Elena S. Feiza, Algonquin Area Public Library District, Algonquin IL
Cindy Levine, Winston Salem State University, O’Kelly Library, Winston-Salem NC
Carla Hollar, Swannanoa Public Library, Swannanoa NC
Anna Brinegar, Huntington City-Township Public Library, Huntington IN
Carol Hanan, Pendergraft Library and Technology Center, Russellville AR
— Henry Holt (@HenryHolt) April 27, 2016
For more, read Publishers Weekly‘s feature story on Holt’s 150th anniversary, including notable milestones from the company’s history.
Although our Academic Marketing division created the “Books for the First-Year Experience” for colleges and universities, we strongly believe that the titles featured in this catalog foster the sort of discussion and self-reflection that make library-led, city-wide reading programs so memorable.
The updated catalog for 2016 is now available and features titles such as:
For more information about these books and other FYE titles, please visit the interactive website or download the catalog as a PDF.
Today’s issue of Maximum Shelf Awareness is all about Picador! Learn about the imprint’s rich 20-year history and its stellar list of authors, including Paul Auster, Jeff Chang, Michael Cunningham, Jeffrey Eugenides, Jonathan Franzen, Atul Gawande, Elizabeth Kolbert, Ann Leary, Hilary Mantel, Marilynne Robinson, Robin Sloan, Olen Steinhauer, Hector Tobar and Adelle Waldman, among others.
Recent breakout Picador original titles include:
THE BIRTH OF KOREAN COOL: How One Nation Is Conquering the World Through Pop Culture by Euny Hong
THE ALMOST NEARLY PERFECT PEOPLE: Behind the Myth of the Scandinavian Utopia by Michael Booth
PRO: Reclaiming Abortion Rights by Katha Pollitt
SELFISH, SHALLOW, AND SELF-ABSORBED: Sixteen Writers on the Decision Not to Have Kids by Meghan Daum
BLACK MAN IN A WHITE COAT: A Doctor’s Reflections on Race and Medicine by Damon Tweedy
Major reprint titles and movie tie-ins:
VOICES FROM CHERNOBYL: The Oral History of a Nuclear Disaster by Svetlana Alexievich
LILA by Marilynne Robinson
THE SIXTH EXTINCTION by Elizabeth Kolbert
BLACK CHALK by Christopher J. Yates
ON THE RUN: Fugitive Life in an American City by Alice Goffman
THE 33: DEEP DOWN DARK: The Untold Story of 33 Men Buried in a Chilean Mine, and the Miracle That Set Them Free by Héctor Tobar
THE REVENANT by Michael Punke
THE LADY IN THE VAN by Alan Bennett
SILENCE by Shusaku Endo
Six Highlights of the Winter 2016 List:
THE YID by Paul Goldberg
James Meader, executive director of publicity at Picador and also the book’s editor, calls it “Inglorious Basterds crossed with Ocean’s Eleven by way of the Coen Brothers.” It’s already received two starred reviews from Library Journal and Booklist!
100 MILLION YEARS OF FOOD by Stephen Le
Biological anthropologist Le explores the history of human diets, our evolution, modern eating habits and how all this information can be used to make the best food choices for our health. Anna deVries, the book’s editor, said that the book should reach different readers, interested in “health, history, sociological studies, like the sweet spot [achieved by] Jared Diamond.”
THE LONELY CITY by Olivia Laing
An expertly crafted work of reportage, memoir and biography told through the lives of iconic artists, Laing (author of the LibraryReads pick THE TRIP TO ECHO SPRING) seeks answers to the questions of: What does it mean to be lonely? How do we live, if we’re not intimately engaged with another human being? How do we connect with other people?
CITY OF THORNS by Ben Rawlence
What Katherinee Boo’s BEHIND THE BEAUTIFUL FOREVERS did for the slums of Mumbai, India, CITY OF THORNS does for a massive refugee camp in Kenya, near the border with Somalia. “By combining his own experiences with interviews with residents of Dabaab, he makes the human rights crisis—rarely covered in the media—vivid and immediate for readers.” — Publishers Weekly, starred review
THE GOLDEN CONDOM: And Other Essays on Love Lost and Found by Jeanne Safer, Ph.D.
Psychotherapist Safer interweaves her own experiences with those of her patients to explore the frustration, humiliation, sadness and happiness that accompanies love in this provocative and compelling collection of essays.
SHELTER by Jung Yun
SHELTER weaves a bloody mystery with domestic drama into a layered portrait of race, class, money, marriage and more. Editor Elizabeth Bruce notes, “Everyone has a different takeaway, some call it THE HOUSE OF SAND AND FOG with Gillian Flynn (GONE GIRL) pacing. It leaves you hanging until the last chapter.”
Happy Earth Day, friends! Kermit said it’s not easy being green, but we’ll dare to disagree.
Here’s an Edelweiss collection of Earth Day-friendly titles covering just about anything you can think of!
Don’t miss our bestselling backlist titles, too:
AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH by Al Gore
HOT, FLAT, AND CROWDED 2.0 by Thomas Friedman
EAARTH by Bill McKibben
THE WORLD WITHOUT US by Alan Weisman
FIELD NOTES FROM A CATASTROPHE by Elizabeth Kolbert
NO IMPACT MAN by Colin Beavan
So. Many. BOOKS! So. Many. AWARDS!
2015 Pulitzer Prize Winners
ENCOUNTERS AT THE HEART OF THE WORLD by Elizabeth A. Fenn (Winner)
2014 Los Angeles Times Book Prize Winners
2015 Indies Choice Award Winners
Adult Nonfiction Book of the Year
BEING MORTAL by Atul Gawande
It’s March Madness and we’ve got brackets on the brain! We’re excited to see Arizona and North Carolina in the Sweet Sixteen, but we’re even MORE jazzed about ALA’s March Medals Madness where you can vote to predict the 2015 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction for a chance to win books AND money!
Click here to pick the three fiction and three nonfiction titles from the 2015 Andrew Carnegie Medals longlist that you think will be named to the shortlist, as well as the two winners. The player matching the most titles named to the 2015 shortlist will win a $50 cash card and a full set of the 2015 shortlist titles.
If you need voting help, let us recommend Macmillan’s finest:
SPARE PARTS: Four Undocumented Teenagers, One Ugly Robot, and the Battle for the American Dream by Joshua Davis
NO PLACE TO HIDE: Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S. Surveillance State by Glenn Greenwald
THE SIXTH EXTINCTION: An Unnatural History by Elizabeth Kolbert
Stay tuned for the shortlist announcement on April 6, 2015 to see if your picks were selected as shortlist titles and follow #ala_carnegie on Twitter (tag @ALA_Booklist) and Facebook for updates.
Yesterday the PEN American Center announced the longlists for the 2015 PEN Literary Awards and they include 17(!) Macmillan titles:
PEN/John Kenneth Galbraith Award for Nonfiction
THE BIG TRUCK THAT WENT BY by Jonathan M. Katz
THE BILL OF THE CENTURY by Clay Risen
THE IMPULSE SOCIETY by Paul Roberts
A CHANCE TO WIN by Jonathan Schuppe
PEN Open Book Award (For an exceptional book-length work of literature by an author of color published in 2014)
CITIZEN: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine
PEN/Jacqueline Bograd Weld Award for Biography
THE QUEEN’S BED by Anna Whitelock
PEN/ESPN Award for Literary Sports Writing
BLACK NOON: The Year They Stopped the Indy 500 by Art Garner
The shortlists will be released on April 15, and the winners will be announced on May 13. To see the full list of longlists, click here.
Congrats to the nominees!
The Los Angeles Times announced their 2014 Book Prize nominees yesterday and we’ve got ten terrific nominees from Macmillan:
THE EMERALD LIGHT IN THE AIR by Donald Antrim
The Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction
WOLF IN WHITE VAN by John Darnielle
CAN’T WE TALK ABOUT SOMETHING MORE PLEASANT? by Roz Chast
THE VICTORIAN CITY by Judith Flanders
Winners will be announced at a ceremony during the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books on April 18. For more information about the award and the full list of nominees click here.
Congrats to all of the fine Macmillan authors who won awards or were selected for YALSA and RUSA’s various reading lists this year!
2015 Alex Awards
The Alex Awards are given to ten books written for adults that have special appeal to young adults, ages 12 through 18.
See all of the 2015 Alex Award winners here!
YALSA’s 2015 Best Fiction for Young Adults
See the full list of Best Fiction for Young Adults here.
YALSA’s 2015 Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults
Book to Movie: Ripped From the Pages
ENDER’S GAME by Orson Scott Card
See the full list of Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults here.
YALSA’s 2015 Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers
HUMANS OF NEW YORK by Brandon Stanton
See the full list of Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers here.
YALSA’s 2015 Great Graphic Novels for Teens
THE GIGANTIC BEARD THAT WAS EVIL by Stephen Collins
See the full list of Great Graphic Novels for Teens here.
Black Caucus of the American Library Association 2015 Honor Book for Fiction
‘TIL THE WELL RUNS DRY by Lauren Francis-Sharma
Macmillan has 12 Finalists for the National Book Critics Circle Awards!
Roz Chast, “Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant?” (Bloomsbury)
Meline Toumani, “There Was and There Was Not” (Metropolitan Books)
Ian S. MacNiven, “Literchoor Is My Beat”: A Life of James Laughlin, Publisher of New Directions (Farrar, Straus & Giroux)
Miriam Pawel, “The Crusades of Cesar Chavez” (Bloomsbury)
Eula Biss, “On Immunity: An Inoculation” (Graywolf Press)
Vikram Chandra, “Geek Sublime: The Beauty of Code, the Code of Beauty” (Graywolf Press)
Claudia Rankine, “Citizen: An American Lyric” (Graywolf Press)
Marilynne Robinson, “Lila” (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)
Elizabeth Kolbert, “The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History” (Henry Holt & Co.)
Hector Tobar, “Deep Down Dark: The Untold Stories of 33 Men Buried in a Chilean Mine, and the Miracle that Set Them Free” (Farrar, Straus & Giroux)
Claudia Rankine, “Citizen: An American Lyric” (Graywolf Press)
Christian Wiman, “Once in the West” (Farrar, Straus & Giroux)
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